GLORY Kickboxing: 8 men ready for knockout tournament

GLORY Kickboxing returns to Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands on Saturday December 8. The event is headlined by an eight-man heavyweight tournament with a total of $150,000 prize money (approx $211,500 AUD).

In October the promotion announced six out of eight competitors of eliminator. This week German Mohamed Abdallah (18-2, 6 KO) and Polish Arkadiusz Wrzosek (7-4 1 NC, 4 KO) were added to the roster.

The pair joins fellow heavyweights, Australian Junior Tafa (20-3, 16 KO) and “Slovakian Giant” Tomas Mozny (20-6-1, 6 KO) in the participant pool. Seeds five through eight will be established by a random draw of the pool participants on Friday November 30, reads the announcement.

In lieu of a random draw for the tournament’s third and fourth seeds, Brazilian Guto Inocente (35-9, 17 KO) will enter as the No. 3 seed, and Dutch Jahfarr Wilnis (31-10-1, 8 KO) will enter as the No. 4 seed, based on their current rankings.

The heavyweight tournament seeding is as follows:

Seed No. 1: Benjamin Adegbuyi
Seed No. 2: Jamal Ben Saddik
Seed No. 3: Guto Inocente
Seed No. 4: Jahfarr Wilnis
Seeds No. 5-8: Randomly drawn from participant pool

Participant Pool
Junior Tafa
Tomas Mozny
Mohamed Abdallah
Arkadiusz Wrzosek

A light heavyweight bout between Dutch Luis Tavares (52-7, 22 KO) and Latvian Artur Gorlov (23-6, 10 KO) serves as GLORY 62 co-main event. Heavyweight Roel Mannaart faces Kirill Kornilov in a tournament reserve bout which is featured on the Super Fight Series card. The current lineup can be found below.

GLORY 62 fight card

GLORY 62 Rotterdam
Tournament Final: E Winner vs. Bout F Winner
Light Heavyweight Luis Tavares vs. Artur Gorlov
Tournament Semifinal Bout F: Bout B Winner vs. Bout D Winner
Tournament Semifinal Bout E: Bout A Winner vs. Bout C Winner
Tournament Quarterfinal Bout D: Guto Inocente vs. TBD by draw
Tournament Quarterfinal Bout C: Jahfarr Wilnis vs. TBD by draw
Tournament Quarterfinal Bout B: Jamal Ben Saddik vs. TBD by draw
Tournament Quarterfinal Bout A: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. TBD by draw

Super Fight Series
Lightweight Marat Grigorian vs. Christian Baya
Lightweight Tyjani Beztati vs. Stoyan Koprivlenski
Welterweight Robbie Hageman vs. Dmitrii Menshikov
Welterweight Miles Simson vs. Hamicha
Tournament Reserve Bout: Roel Mannaart vs. Kirill Kornilov

Preliminary bout
Middleweight Donovan Wisse vs. Ertu?rul Bayrak